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11 '16

Medical Costs: You Have Options

When an accident requires medical treatment, there are two common payment options: (1) Bill your health insurance to pay as you go; or (2) Request that your attorney execute a lien with your providers guaranteeing payment at the time of recovery. Even if you have terrific health insurance, the facts of your case should dictate […]

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11 '16

The Breaking Point

The financial backdrop of injury claims is unique from other areas of law. Whereas flat fees and retainers guarantee payment in advance, legal services pertaining to injury claims are typically paid on a contingency basis. This means that, rather than collecting a fee up front, the lawyer agrees to accept a percentage of a projected […]

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11 '16

Med-Pay: Is Your Attorney Taking Your Money?

In previous blogs, we have discussed the purpose and utility of purchasing medical payments coverage through your own auto insurance carrier.  In this post, we offer the following advice to those searching for an injury attorney:   Ask the prospective attorney if, and under what circumstances, he/she will take a portion of any medical payments benefits […]

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11 '16

15 Worst Insurance Companies For Injury Claims

Heaton & Associates Rankings: 15 Worst Insurance Companies For Injury Claims BEST /// 15.  Most lesser-known companies 14.  USAA 13.  Liberty Mutual 12.  AAA 11.  Travelers /// SOMEWHAT FAIR /// 10. American Family 9.   Esurance 8.   Allstate 7.   Safeco 6.   Progressive 5.   Nationwide 4.   Farmers /// WORST /// 3. […]

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11 '14

Heaton & Associates Rankings: 15 Worst Insurance Companies For Injury Claims

BEST /// 15.  Most lesser-known companies 14.  USAA 13.  Liberty Mutual 12.  AAA 11.  Travelers /// SOMEWHAT FAIR /// 10. American Family 9.   Esurance 8.   Allstate 7.   Safeco 6.   Progressive 5.   Nationwide 4.   Farmers /// WORST /// 3.  Nevada General 2.  Geico 1.  State Farm

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05 '14

Insurance Coverages: Uninsured Motorist | Liability | Medical Payments

Several separate insurance coverages exist under which an accident victim may be compensated. The following is a brief synopsis of the most common coverages involved in injury claims: / • Liability Coverage / Liability insurance coverage is the primary source of compensation following an accident. If another driver was clearly at fault for the accident, […]

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04 '14

Law Enforcement Cutting Back on Responses to Traffic Accidents

Beginning March 3, 2014, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department implemented a new and controversial policy. In most cases, Metro officers will no longer respond to car accidents that do not involve an immediate complaint of injury. / This change accomplishes Metro’s stated objective of allowing its officers to respond to more urgent matters. Given Metro’s […]

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04 '14

Heaton & Associates’ Top 10 Tips to Settle Your Injury Claim for What it is Worth

10. Document the at-fault party’s information. / A seemingly “black and white” case can quickly go south if you lack the information to make a claim with the appropriate entity. Document names, addresses, insurance information, license plates and all other information you believe may help identify the at-fault party and/or the relevant policy of liability […]

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07 '13

Trending Use of Fear-Driven Prosecution

The old adage of “innocent until proven guilty” stands less firm than in years past.  Certain categories of crime elicit emotional responses that lead to pre-mature judgments.  Such judgments usually relate to personal experiences or societal generalizations, and arise from fear rather than fact.  For example, society may withhold judgment when an individual is accused […]

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07 '13

Car Repairs: Q&A

If you have been in an accident, getting your car fixed is probably your first priority.  Until it is drivable, your life will be affected by more than just your physical injuries.  The following are several car repair questions often posed by our clients: / • Who Will Pay To Repair My Vehicle? / Short […]

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